Kristin Thorne
Kristin Thorne is a Long Island correspondent for WABC-TV's Eyewitness News.

Before joining the Eyewitness News team in January 2012, Kristin was a reporter at News 12 Westchester. Before that she worked at WHTM-TV ABC 27 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Kristin loves being involved with the Long Island community. She is a volunteer with Big Brother, Big Sisters of Long Island and with the Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center.

Kristin graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and earned her master's degree in broadcast journalism from the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is the recipient of an Emmy Award and has received numerous Emmy nominations. She has also been honored with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

When she's not busy working, Kristin enjoys taking dance class, studying Spanish and exploring Long Island.

Kristin lives on Long Island with her husband, two children and their Corgi Max.

A new bill moving through the state legislature and supported by Parents for Megan's Law would ban all sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a school.
A proposed bill would allow Suffolk County to opt out of ride sharing until the state addresses the issue of level one sex offenders being allowed to drive for ride sharing services, like Uber and Lyft, if their convictions were more than seven years ago.
The county is seeking millions of dollars to recoup costs for its drug rehab programs, Narcan trainings and police overtime.
There is a new campaign on Long Island aimed at stopping animal abuse.
Daniel Snyder, of Goldfish Swim School, says if your child is a toddler or older, he or she should practice climbing out of the pool and should know how to swim comfortably on his or her back.